The German designer Tomas Maier announced that he would be parting ways with the Kering, effective immediately.
And so the waltz of artistic directors continues. Following the installment of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones at Dior and the departure of Felipe Oliveira Baptista from Lacoste, it's Italian house Bottega Veneta's turn to find itself orphaned. Owned by the Kering Group, the label announced this Wednesday, June 13, the resignation of its historical designer, Tomas Maier. A separation that occured after seventeen long and fruitful years of partnership.
The German stylist, now 61, will undoubtedly have forged the brand's identity with his unique perspective and approach.
"It is largely due to the high-level creative requirements of Tomas that Bottega Veneta has become what it is today. He put it on the front stage of luxury and made it an undeniable reference.", said François-Henri Pinault, Kering's CEO. An apostle of discreet and artisanal luxury, he has made Bottega Venetta into one of few brands to exceed a billion dollars in revenue.
As of now, no information concerning Tomas Maier's replacement has been communicated.